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Ottoman-Persian War of 1743–1746
Part of the Ottoman–Persian Wars
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A diagram of the battle of Kars, illustrating the devastating flanking manoeuvre by Nader's cavalry reserve
DateAugust 1745
LocationEastern Anatolia
Result Decisive Persian Victory
Belligerents
Nadir Shah Flag.svg Persian Empire Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Nadir Shah Flag.svg Nader Shah Ottoman Empire Mehmet Yegen Pasha
Ottoman Empire Abdollah Pasha Jebhechi
Strength
80,000[1][2]

140,000[3]

Casualties and losses
~8,000[4]

28,000[5]

  • 12,000 killed
  • 16,000 wounded/captured



The Battle of Kars was the last major engagement of the Perso-Ottoman war of 1743-1746 which resulted in the complete rout of the Ottoman army. The battle was also the last of the great military triumphs of Nader Shah as soon after his victory he was assassinated by a faction within his officer corps. In terms of strategic effect, however, the victory at Kars though impressive in its own right brought only diplomatic benefits helping to end hostilities rather than to further expand Nader's dominion in the west.

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In any case the Persian empire was at this point plagued by ever more numerous rebellions against the Shah, making foreign expansion a distant prospect.
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References[]

  1. Ghafouri, Ali(2008). History of Iran's wars: from the Medes to now,p. 401. Etela'at Publishing
  2. Moghtader, Gholam-Hussein(2008). The Great Batlles of Nader Shah,p. 126. Donyaye Ketab
  3. Lockhart, Laurence. Nadir Shah: A critical study based mainly upon contemporary sources, p. 312. Luzac & Company
  4. Axworthy, Michael(2009). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant,p. 339. I. B. Tauris
  5. Axworthy, Michael(2009). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant,p. 339. I. B. Tauris

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